US military

Iraqi and Syrian Civilian Deaths Top 4,000 — Yet, US Insists Coalition Has Killed Less Than 500

In a wholly unfamiliar world, excessive bureaucracy would equate meticulous record-keeping, particularly when applied to human life; but — because self-interest apparently precludes the need for accurate assessment in the ongoing War on Terror — the total number of civilians killed in multiple undeclared U.S. wars exceeds official tallies by the thousands. Iraq and Syria,…

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Gen. Townsend: U.S. Has Role In Iraq “Long After ISIS”

The commander of anti-ISIS operations in Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, in an interview with the Fayetteville Observer said he hopes American troops have a role in Iraq long after ISIS is driven from that country. Townsend, the head of the CJTF-OIR, or “Operation Inherent Resolve,” said the Islamic State was well on…

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The American Empire’s War Machine Is Running out of Steam

“Years of complex operations and the ongoing demands of units in the field have left the armed forces struggling to maintain both operational capacity and high levels of readiness, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office.” That’s the opening paragraph of an article published by Business Insider last week. The piece, titled…

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Video Emerges Of US Allowing ISIS Fighters To Escape Safely in Syria

With numerous distractions unfolding on the newly released reality TV show that is “Keeping Up with the Trump Administration,” it may surprise readers to learn that the U.S. is using the terror group ISIS as a pawn in its depraved foreign policy. Video footage obtained by Al-Masdar appears to show convoys of ISIS fighters fleeing the…

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Rex Tillerson Once Again Mentions “Safe Zones” In Syria

by Brandon Turbeville It’s another day under a new administration and still we hear the rumblings of the plan to create “safe zones” in Syria. However, in characteristic Trump administration fashion, Department of State has yet to specify whether or not the “safe zones” in question will be the traditional “No-Fly Zone” of the Libyan…

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Leaked Files Show U.S. Armed And Trained Both Sides of War in Yemen

By Alice Salles Promptly after the release of more than 500 documents from the U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, WikiLeaks explained why this particular leak matters. “The war in Yemen has produced 3.15 million internally displaced persons,” a statement said. “Although the United States government has provided most of the bombs and is deeply involved…

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Budget Cuts Force Half of Air Force Bombers to be Grounded

While the US military was busy spending hundreds of billions of dollars developing the barely flyable F-35, they seem to have neglected their fleet of aging aircraft and overworked maintenance crews. According to a recent investigation from Fox News, more than half of the B-1 bombers at one air base can’t fly, and other squadrons…

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